We are pleased to offer for sale this 1983-1984 Los Angeles Olympic
Games 2-Coin Commemorative PROOF Silver Dollar Set!
The set includes one 1983-S
Los Angeles Olympiad Discus Thrower Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar and
one 1984-S Los Angeles
Olympiad Olympic Coliseum Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar. Both
coins were struck at the San Francisco (S) Mint. The coins were struck
commemoration of the XXIII
Summer Olympiad held in Los Angeles, CA in 1984.
Both coins are 90% silver coins composed of .900
and .100 copper with a weight of 26.73 grams and a diameter of
There were 1,577,025 of the 1983-S LA Olympic Games Discuss
Thrower PROOF Silver
Dollars minted. The coin was designed by
Elizabeth Jones, chief engraver of
the U.S. Mint. The obverse of the coin depicts a traditional
Greek discus thrower inspired by the ancient work
of the sculptor Myron, while the reverse shows the head and upper body
of an American Eagle.
There were 1,801,210
the 1984-S LA Olympic
Games Coliseum PROOF Silver
Dollars minted. Thecoin was designed
by Robert Graham, an American sculptor who created the sculpture placed
at the entrance to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The
obverse of thecoin
depicts Graham's sculpture with the
coliseum in the background. The reverse features an American
Eagle grasping an olive branch, perched on a rock inscribed with 'E
Los Angeles Olympic Games 2-Coin Commemorative PROOF Silver Dollar Setis encapsulated
and comes in the original
packaging with a Certificate of Authenticity (COA). These coins are of
great worth and value to the collector looking to expand their Commemorative Coins Collection!
Don't miss out on this
rare 1983-1984 Los
Angeles Olympic Games 2-Coin Commemorative PROOF Silver Dollar Set!
Modern Commemorative Coins
The U.S. Mint did not make commemorative coins from 1955-1981, despite repeated calls from the public to do so.
In 1982 the Treasury department finally issued it's first commemorative coin since 1954, a silver half dollar honoring the 250th anniversary of George Washington's birth.
In the past, the responsiblity for distributing commemorative coins had been placed in the hands of a commission or private individuals. This time, the responsibility fell
to the U.S. Mint, and all profits were distributed to the U.S. Government. With the coming of the 1983 and 1984 Los Nageles Omypics, came the opportunity to place a surcharge
on each coin, each to the benefit of an organization that was determined by Congress (in this case, the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee). While this change was widely
criticized at the time, it is now the standard and the practice continues with very little controversy.
While modern commemorative coins have not seen much appreciation from the public in general, these coins continue be be incredibly significant in their historical, cultural and sentimental value.